Evangelism News

MAC’s National Leadership Consultation at Amplify 2017

Posted on April 07, 2017

MAC’s National Leadership Consultation at Amplify 2017

This year’s Leadership Consultation is unlike any we've had in our 20+ year history. Partnering with the Billy Graham Center, our gathering will be embedded into Amplify 2017, a new national conference on evangelism that has drawn the attention of several major evangelistic ministries (Luis Palau Association, Christ Together, Organic Evangelism).

Paul Cedar and several team members explain why this change is a vital and timely step for the coalition. CLICK HERE to go there now, or click the Read More button for the link.

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Raleigh-Durham: ReCity Fosters Systemic Change for Disconnected Youth

Posted on April 07, 2017

Raleigh-Durham: ReCity Fosters Systemic Change for Disconnected Youth

Three years ago, Devin Lauva was just another juvenile delinquent, making poor choices and landing in hot water with the law. At about this same time, J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, met with Durham’s mayor, Bill Bell, to determine the community’s greatest need. That’s when Greear learned that 4,000 unemployed, disconnected youth (ages 16 to 24) live in the city. Bell also noted a “problem behind the problem.” Although 400 organizations existed in Durham—all designed to help this population of youth—their efforts were siloed, making them ineffective and underutilized.

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Global Outreach Day this May 27th

Posted on April 07, 2017

Global Outreach Day this May 27th

Mission America Coalition continues to serve as a partner with Global Outreach Day, a global mobilization effort to enlist churches and ministries, country by country, to call their members to take the Gospel to their neighbors. The desired end of a specific day of the year for doing outreach is to see the Body of Christ called, equipped and sent out with the Good News - beginning with one day, but not stopping after the day is done!

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Humanitarian Emergency: Africa’s Famine & Drought

Posted on April 07, 2017

Humanitarian Emergency: Africa’s Famine & Drought

The U.N. has described it as the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N. in 1945. Among the most dire U.N. statistics, 20 million people are facing famine or "at the tipping point" of famine in northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, including 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition in those four countries combined. In Ethiopia, 5.6 million people are food insecure. Civil wars and terrorism are to blame for the crises in some of the areas.

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2017 World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Posted on April 07, 2017

2017 World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

The global watchdog Open Doors conservatively reports that hundreds of millions of Christians worldwide face persecution, and in a recent report noted that 25 of the top 50 persecuted countries have seen an increase in hostility toward Christians.

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Strategic International Prayer Leaders’ Gathering at Herrnhut, May 8-12, 2017

Posted on April 07, 2017

Strategic International Prayer Leaders’ Gathering at Herrnhut, May 8-12, 2017

The International Prayer Council, a team of 25 leaders of major regional and international prayer initiatives and movements and who together lead International Prayer Connect, has decided to call those who lead prayer networks and ministries at the national, regional and international level together for a unique time in the presence of the Lord for united prayer, learning from one another, and planning strategies for the future of the international prayer movement.

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Help Make April a Month of Second Chances

Posted on April 07, 2017

Help Make April a Month of Second Chances

Every person has dignity and potential. But one in four American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Join Prison Fellowship in celebrating "Second Chance Month" in April, unlocking brighter futures for 65 million Americans who have repaid their debt to society.

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This is Autism Awareness Month—5 Ways Your Church Can Participate

Posted on April 07, 2017

This is Autism Awareness Month—5 Ways Your Church Can Participate

In the U.S., it’s estimated that 1 out of every 68 children has autism. Designated as Autism Awareness Month, April is a time to educate people on autism and promote understanding and acceptance. As churches, use the month to come alongside families who are affected by this condition and make your church more autism-friendly. To learn more...

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Connector 2.0—The Missional Connection App

Posted on April 07, 2017

Connector 2.0—The Missional Connection App

Attila Nyári, Media Relations & Online Engagement Manager for the Lausanne Movement shared in a recent Lausanne Movement post, “The Connector was born on a napkin en route from Paris to Jakarta. Little did I know what would follow that in-flight brainstorming...

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MAC Leaders Consultation & Amplify 2017

Posted on March 10, 2017

MAC Leaders Consultation & Amplify 2017

We are pleased and excited to announce that this year we are partnering with the Billy Graham Center for our annual MAC Leadership Consultation. We think it will be a very exciting and strategic gathering of evangelism leaders from the Mission America Coalition and the broader church across America. The conference is called AMPLIFY and will take place June 27 - 29, 2017, in Naperville, Illinois (Wheaton area). We pray that you will do all that you can to join us as we are seeing the fruit of collaboration and leadership networking within many of our LOVE2020 Affinity Spheres that we’ve been praying for and working towards for quite some time now.

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40 Days of Love

Posted on March 10, 2017

40 Days of Love

40 Days of Love began last year with an explosion of involvement in praying, caring and sharing the gospel within the Greater Orlando area. This year’s 40 Days are scheduled to begin September 20th and go through October 29, with at least ten other countries indicating groundwork is being laid for 40 Days of Love events. Loads of testimonies from the 2016 event can be found by clicking “more info” below and find out how your city can begin exploring involvement in 40 Days of Love through their excellent web site. 

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On the Road to Recovery in New Orleans

Posted on March 10, 2017

On the Road to Recovery in New Orleans

Samaritan’s Purse recently completed a disaster relief deployment to New Orleans East following a devastating February twister. More than 700 homes were damaged or destroyed when the most powerful tornado ever to hit New Orleans touched down on February 7. Nearly 240 Samaritan’s Purse volunteers helped more than 130 homeowners in New Orleans East clean up after the storm. Volunteers worked hard clearing debris, cutting fallen limbs and trees, and tarping roofs.

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Living Missionally Where God Has Placed You

Posted on March 10, 2017

Living Missionally Where God Has Placed You

"As an inner-city planter, I saw in recent years a movement of churches gathering Christians together to plant churches and grow churches - but they were filled with people who were already Christians," Pastor Logan told The Gospel Herald. "I felt like the unchurched and hurting were being ignored, and churches were more concerned with growing in size than actually growing the Kingdom. Living missionally means reaching out to your local community, reaching the lost and crossing racial, social, and denominational lines with the truth of the Gospel. I wrote this book (On the Block) because I wanted people to catch a vision for reaching the lost."

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GLOBAL PRAYER: Promising Developments in Children’s & Youth Prayer Movements

Posted on March 10, 2017

GLOBAL PRAYER: Promising Developments in Children’s & Youth Prayer Movements

The International Prayer Council reported this past January: “Praise God for all the good things happening in our day as He, working through the efforts of perceptive, supportive adults, raises up the Next Generation of men and women of God through engaging them in a life-long encounter through prayer. Here are some brief highlights from the meetings last week for rejoicing and our further intercession.

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Father and Son Josh and Sean McDowell Team Up on New Edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Posted on March 10, 2017

Father and Son Josh and Sean McDowell Team Up on New Edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Christian Newswire reports, “Over 1 million copies of Evidence That Demands a Verdict are currently in print, making it one of the most widely used and trusted manuals on Christian apologetics. Since the last update of Evidence in 1999, Josh and Sean have begun working together on some ministry fronts. In this new edition, significant new content has been developed by both authors. The new edition goes on sale as an e-book October 3, 2017.

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Jesus Film Project Announces 1,500th Translation of JESUS

Posted on March 10, 2017

Jesus Film Project Announces 1,500th Translation of JESUS

Jesus Film Project® announced during the annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention the completion of its 1,500th language translation of “JESUS,” the most watched film in history according to “The Guinness Book of World Records.” The 1,500th language, Daasanach, belongs to an ethnic group inhabiting parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan.

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Announcing First-Ever CGI Movie of the Classic, The Pilgrims Progress

Posted on March 10, 2017

Announcing First-Ever CGI Movie of the Classic, The Pilgrims Progress

Cat in the Mill Studios recently announced they are “now in production of the first-ever feature-length CGI adaptation of The Pilgrim's Progress … John Bunyan's beloved Christian allegory … considered by many to be the second-most important book in history (second only to the Bible).”

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Pray Chicago Summit

Posted on February 12, 2017

Pray Chicago Summit

Pray Chicago reported on the January 15th Prayer Summit, “We gathered on the eve of Martin Luther King Day for a Summit or united prayer and worship. Leaders from across Chicagoland read scripture passages and excerpts from "Letter from Birmingham Jail", and we prayed in response to the powerful truths and words shared.

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Chicago: By The Hand Club for Kids Ministry

Posted on February 12, 2017

Chicago: By The Hand Club for Kids Ministry

In 2001, Donnita Travis saw kids in Cabrini-Green who were failing in school, getting in trouble, and literally had no place to go after school, the most dangerous time of their day. Feeling called to do something about it, she quit her job as president of a successful advertising agency and started By The Hand Club For Kids, giving 16 of those children a place to go, getting help with homework, and finding real purpose in their lives.

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Ft. Wayne Churches Reaching “the Least of These”

Posted on February 12, 2017

Ft. Wayne Churches Reaching “the Least of These”

Forty years ago, a homeless man walked into Broadway Christian Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and told the church secretary that he was hungry. The only food she had was her own lunch, so she shared it with him. The next day, more hungry people came to the church. As church members became aware of the need, they began dropping off food and clothing at the church. This ultimately gave birth to a ministry called InAsMuch—the name taken from Matthew 25:35-40, in which Jesus says, “Inasmuch as you have done this to one of the least of these, you have done it to me.” InAsMuch has acted on Jesus’ words and reached out to the “least of these” in their community.

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LA Dream Center Co-Founder Discusses Powerful New Reality Series

Posted on February 12, 2017

LA Dream Center Co-Founder Discusses Powerful New Reality Series

The Dream Center is a Los Angeles, faith-based, volunteer-driven organization ministering to the local community, helping families in need, feeding the hungry and changing lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is now the subject of a new reality show, airing on the Daystar Network on Sundays at 7:30 pm PST. Hosted by Pastor Matthew Barnett and his wife, Pastor Caroline Barnett, the series gives viewers an in-depth look at the heart-wrenching true stories of people who have come to the center, experiencing tangible love, faith, and hope in the midst of tragedy.

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Tony Evans New Book Donated to Prisoners in Ministries Campaign

Posted on February 12, 2017

Tony Evans New Book Donated to Prisoners in Ministries Campaign

Incarcerated men and women will receive a free copy of Sr. Pastor Tony Evans' latest book "Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny" through a special, "buy one-give one" launch campaign offered by B&H Publishing Group and the Prison Fellowship Ministries. For each purchase of Detours redeemed on www.DetoursBook.com before Feb. 28, 2017, B&H will donate a corresponding copy to the prison ministry program.  

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Collegiate Day of Prayer this February 23

Posted on February 12, 2017

Collegiate Day of Prayer this February 23

The Collegiate Day of Prayer is a day set aside for united and fervent prayer for college students and faculty in America. Historically, starting in 1815, believers reserved the last Thursday in February to pray for the campuses and students of this nation. 

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‘Ordinary’ Christians Can Reach Muslims Better than Specialists

Posted on February 12, 2017

‘Ordinary’ Christians Can Reach Muslims Better than Specialists

The January, 2017 Lausanne Global Analysis reports that “… violence is actually discrediting Islam in the eyes of millions of Muslims worldwide. It is a major factor in many of them turning to Christ, as Muslims begin to question their Islamic identity. Thus, at the same time as presenting a real threat, it also presents one of the greatest opportunities of our time: to unveil Jesus to Muslim people in the Western world and bring them to Christ.”

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SAT-7 Providing Education for Refugee Children in Middle East & N Africa

Posted on February 12, 2017

SAT-7 Providing Education for Refugee Children in Middle East & N Africa

A new 24/7 educational channel that will teach displaced and impoverished children from Syria and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will start broadcasting this summer. The SAT-7 ACADEMY will help children learn internationally recognized values and address the problem of lack of education in the region, which is creating a "lost generation."

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New National Evangelism Leaders Fellowship is Born

Posted on January 15, 2017

New National Evangelism Leaders Fellowship is Born

John C. Richards, Jr., Managing Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism (BGCE), recently wrote in The Exchange, “Last December (2015), we set a goal to host a bi-annual private gathering of denominational and network evangelism leaders to help promote mutual learning for all things evangelism.

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Billy Graham named again among the 10 most admired men in the world

Posted on January 15, 2017

Billy Graham named again among the 10 most admired men in the world

“Gallup released its annual list at the end of 2016 after asking Americans to name the one man, living anywhere in the world, whom they admire most. Mr. Graham received fifth place on the list. According to the Gallup Poll, “This year marks the 60th time Graham has finished in the top 10 -- a Gallup record. That includes making it into the top 10 every year since 1955, with the exception of the 1962 survey and in 1976, when the question was not asked.”

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COLLABORATION: For the City

Posted on January 15, 2017

COLLABORATION: For the City

In Austin, Texas there’s a great example of cityreaching and transformation collaboration called For the City. Following are portions of For the City’s web-introduction by their executive director, Justin Lopez.

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$60 Million Bible Museum to Open in Philadelphia

Posted on January 15, 2017

$60 Million Bible Museum to Open in Philadelphia

The Gospel Herald reports: This fall, the American Bible Society will begin construction on the Faith & Liberty Discovery Center on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, which will highlight how, from past to present, the Bible has changed those who changed America.

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IMMIGRATION: All the Gospel to All the World -- Next Door

Posted on January 15, 2017

IMMIGRATION: All the Gospel to All the World -- Next Door

With earnest regard to the immigration crisis, Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God (USA) recently wrote in the Pentecostal Evangel, “The U.S. AG today is 23 percent Hispanic. In both Hispanic and non-Hispanic churches, concern has risen about the current immigration crisis and the rhetoric surrounding it. It is that same apolitical concern to reach every soul that led many of our U.S. AG district superintendents to convene to discuss the fear and confusion they were hearing following the 2016 presidential election.

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Denzel Washington Covered in Prayer While Filming 'Fences'

Posted on January 15, 2017

Denzel Washington Covered in Prayer While Filming 'Fences'

Janine Law of the Christian Post reports, “Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington says he had prayer warriors supporting him throughout the filming of his latest movie, "Fences." Speaking about his role in the remake of the 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson during a press conference call, Washington explained that "Fences" was filmed in the same Pittsburgh neighborhood where Wilson was from, and he became well acquainted with those living in the neighborhood who watched the filming from their homes.”

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Pastor Inspired by Peanuts' Lucy

Posted on December 12, 2016

Pastor Inspired by Peanuts' Lucy

“The Pastor Is In,” reads the sign below the prayer booth that a pastor set up on a sidewalk outside his New York church, and people are stopping by and asking for prayers. Pastor Gregory Fryer of Immanuel Lutheran Church decided to put it up in the hope that they would notice the church behind him and come in.

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GLOBAL: Muslims Fleeing Isis Seeking Christ and Healing

Posted on December 12, 2016

GLOBAL: Muslims Fleeing Isis Seeking Christ and Healing

Thousands of Muslims disillusioned by the violence and unrest in Mosul - ISIS' last stronghold in Iraq - are embracing Christianity and "begging" Christ for healing after experiencing the love of Christ and hearing the truth of the Gospel.

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Ministries Partner to Help Families Focus on True Meaning of Christmas

Posted on December 12, 2016

Ministries Partner to Help Families Focus on True Meaning of Christmas

Two ministries with the same passion and goal have joined forces to help children hear the sweetest story ever told. Child Evangelism Fellowship® and Jesus Film Project® are working together to bring the story of Christ to 100,000 children through the CEF Christmas Across America® (CAA) ministry. CAA equips individuals, churches and other organizations to host 90-minute Christmas Party Clubs to help children understand the true meaning of the holiday.

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Restoration Church Story

Posted on December 12, 2016

Restoration Church Story

In 2008 Dan and Gina moved to Depew, NY, a village outside of Buffalo of about 15,000 people, 90% of whom would not claim a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. They began Restoration church in September. Within two years they grew to about 150 people - an impressive number in the northeast.

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Awakening East Coast Campuses

Posted on December 12, 2016

Awakening East Coast Campuses

Campus prayer mobilizer, Kelsey Karys, recently blogged, “The student group I help lead, the Justice House of Prayer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has caught a vision from God to see the world again transformed by zealous, total lovers of Jesus on colleges and universities. They carry a fire for intercession, a burden for God’s heart for the lost, and the diverse and unmatched brains of Boston and Cambridge students.”

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